Broken once again...

I can’t deny it; I’m broken down,

With a deep breath I look around.

Nobody’s watching; that, I make sure,

People would say I’m insecure.


They’ll think I’m weak because I cry,

“What’s the matter?” it’s best I lie.

‘Nothing is wrong, I am okay’,

This is the speech I always say.


The internal pain that I do feel,

In silence, in time; I’m meant to heal.

An open wound I have today,

Because of you I feel this way.


But you’re amiss; my wails you drown,

You just don’t care if I’m broken down.

Submitted: January 10, 2018

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A very emotional poem, jaylisbeth. Trying to put on a brave face -- know that well. Sometimes things just hurt too much.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 1:57pm


:( thank you so much, Hully.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 5:59am

Adam L.

I'm sorry you're hurting, Lis. I wish you the best. Emotional poem nicely done.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 2:06pm


Thank you, Adam

Wed, January 10th, 2018 8:12am


You are reaching your emotional depths, and your soul is starving. Knowing you are my friend, it's getting quite harrowing reading what you are going through, knowing that there is no remedy, no words, or no actions that can manipulate the length of time it will take for you to be honestly OK again, into one second that will take all of this away, and you can feel what your heart deserves. I want to find this for you, because I want you to feel some happiness Lisbeth. This is beautiful poetry that you write, and I could only dream of matching the emotional rhyming that you write. It's some of the most deepest I will read, because it is so personal. I hope you find a comfortable place Lisbeth, because you are your heart deserve the sun of summer, and not the storms of winter.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 2:32pm


Thank you for the words, Dexter... you are one true friend.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 8:13am

Sue Harris

Oh JB, this is such a desperate, soul baring poem. I hope you find some solace soon. I think everyone can relate to the 'I'm fine' lie in tough times. Life can be hard... hang on in there and take comfort from what gives you pleasure and who you hold dear.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 6:27pm


Thank you so very much, Sue

Wed, January 10th, 2018 11:13am

Mike S.

It's tough to break out of feeling that way, I wish you luck, J.B!

Wed, January 10th, 2018 6:40pm


Thank you, Mike. It's very appreciated

Wed, January 10th, 2018 11:12am


Oh god. This was beautiful yet heartbreaking. I hope you're doing okay.

Wed, January 10th, 2018 8:55pm


Thank you so much!

Wed, January 10th, 2018 1:06pm

Jeff Bezaire

It's not weak to express your emotions, Lisbeth. It's healthy, and it's the mark of a strong person that they can expel the sorrow in their tears and pick themselves back up again. We all need to cry every now and again - it's good for us, for our mind and for our heart that we get rid of the negativity building inside of us. Never feel ashamed for expressing yourself. You're doing yourself a favour, even if you're criticized for it. You are strong! The fact that you get up and try every day proves that! Never doubt yourself, my dear! You're a warrior!

Wed, January 10th, 2018 8:59pm


Jeff, thank you so much for those encouraging words! Crying did help me very much. I feel better than I did yesterday...

Wed, January 10th, 2018 1:08pm

Rehmat Tanzila

Jay it's amazing! Woww perfect!

Fri, January 12th, 2018 7:52am


Thank you, dear :)

Fri, January 12th, 2018 5:17am

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